One of Germany's most influential publications was thrown into chaos on Friday when its high-profile publisher was sacked for describing a murder carried out by the Social Democrat leader in a newsletter.
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The British government reaffirmed on Thursday that it intended to lift a ban on citizens voting in UK elections if they had lived longer than 15 years outside the country.
Germany's embattled centre-left leader Martin Schulz said Friday he would abandon a bid to become foreign minister in a new coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel, after massive resistance from his own party.
A German court in Traunstein on Friday handed a life term to an Afghan asylum seeker who stabbed to death a compatriot mother-of-four because she had converted to Christianity.
Fire crews in Hamburg had to fish a Smart car out of the river Elbe after it rolled backwards into the water. Focus reports that the couple inside accidentally hit the handbrake as they made out.
The Association of German Journalists accused the Alternative for Germany (AfD) of opening their own propaganda wing, after Focus magazine reported on Thursday that the far-right party are to set up their own newsroom in Berlin.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel lashed out on Friday at his likely successor, Martin Schulz, saying his party colleague had broken a promise not to serve in Chancellor Angela Merkel's new cabinet.